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FYI, natural products are not always better.
The internet has always been a great source of beauty advice and trends. A quick search can get you all the details you need in a matter of seconds. That said, it is also a hotspot for a ton of misleading information,
It's one of the secrets to clear skin and smaller-looking pores.
If you struggle with acne, exfoliating regularly is no longer an optional thing (check out your beginner's guide here). You should get those dead skin cells off your face at least once a week, because if not, those breakouts will never leave
Whether you're struggling with dull skin or dark spots, this skincare ingredient has you covered.
As someone who exclusively used face scrubs to exfoliate as a teen, I'm always jealous of people who discovered chemical exfoliants early on in life. I probably would've had clearer skin if I knew how AHAs and BHAs worked back then, or
Here’s what worked for different ages and skin conditions.
There are so many triggers when it comes to pimples. Between stress, hormones, and dietary changes alone, we’ve all had to deal with break outs at a point in time, some more regularly than others. Exfoliating products have been known to help
Bring out your skin's natural glow.
Aside from regularly wearing sunscreen, exfoliating—or sloughing off dead skin—is one of the most important skincare habits to start in your 30s, especially if you're aiming for a glowing complexion. Truthfully, though, exfoliating is easier said than done, especially if you're too lazy
Scrubbing your face can do more harm than good to your skin.
If you're looking to upgrade your skincare routine, exfoliation is a step worth adding. Dead skin cells build up over time, causing skin to appear dull and feel rough to the touch. Regular exfoliation is key to getting rid of this, and exfoliating
But first, ditch those pore strips!
Out of all the breakouts we can get, blackheads are by far the most persistent. They'll keep coming back as long as you haven't found the best way to remove them (not pore strips, by the way)—but don't worry, because we plan to
It's actually quite easy!
Just like haircuts, you're always better off getting a facial from a trained professional. The process is just more thorough, safe, and effective that way, not to mention more satisfying than doing your plain old skincare routine at home.But let's face it
Your screen shouldn't be the only thing that glows.
Your pre-work from home routine is just as essential to boosting your productivity as your daily cup of coffee. A quick workout or a healthy breakfast alone can give you an amazing headstart, but don't forget to have your skin covered before you
Don't be intimidated!
The only thing we hear about as often as retinoids is its intimidating side effects. Once you start using this potent ingredient, it starts a process called "retinization" on your skin, which takes the form of redness, peeling, and dryness. Definitely not
Are you still sleeping with your makeup on?
It might not be January anymore (although it was one looooong month), but it's not yet too late to commit to your New Year's resolutions and start working towards your goals! If you're aiming to score clear skin by the time 2021
Choose the right one for you depending on your skin type!
Don't let dead skin cells get in the way of you achieving that glowing skin. Make sure you're exfoliating at least once a week, be it with a gentle scrub or an active ingredient that you swear by (acids are the bomb,
New year, new skincare routine!
We've already talked about the products you should forget about for the new year, so now it's time to shift our attention to the stuff that's actually worth trying. These are things that you've either ignored before or simply haven't heard of;
These are much gentler on your skin!
Many would often use a loofah to exfoliate darkened areas of the body like the elbows and knees, but as dermatologists like Dr. Vicki Belo has recently brought to light, loofahs can sometimes be too abrasive which can "hurt your skin," she explains, adding that scrubbing can
For that makeup-free glow!
Here’s one important thing to know about large pores: You can’t shrink them but you can definitely minimize them.But before you reach for a primer or a foundation, know that there are many other ways you can blur out those pores—and it all
Scrubs aren't your only option!
Exfoliation is key to achieving smoother and more even-toned skin on both your face and body. The same applies for your underarms, so if you're not already exfoliating that area, now is the time to start. Below, we list some of the
The BHAs and AHAs in your routine better watch out.
In the realm of chemical exfoliation, one would typically have to choose between an AHA (or alpha-hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta-hydroxy acid). Your choice depends on your skin type or your main skin concern, so knowing the difference between the two is
Yup, you guessed it—she doesn't use moisturizer.
Dr. Vicki Belo hardly requires an introduction. The president and medical director of Belo Medical Group is arguably the most popular dermatologist in the Philippines, having a beauty empire that's behind countless transformations of celebrities and personalities.The beauty doctor graduated from the
Slough away dead skin as you shower!
When dealing with rough skin and dead skin cells, you can always count on exfoliators and scrubs to nurse your skin back to smoothness. They'll get rid of the dirt and pollutants that cling onto your skin every time you step outside—not
Smooth out those rough elbows and knees!
You may regularly be exfoliating your face, but how often do you exfoliate the rest of your body? Considering that commuting always compounds the gunk and grime that stick on you on a daily basis, exfoliation should be part of your cleansing